Prosecutions For Gun Crime Way Down Under Obama Administration
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Anti-gun politicians and advocates keep on pushing and pushing for new laws to limit gun ownership among law abiding Americans. However, it looks like the current administration isn’t actually interested in reducing violence or keeping guns out of the hands of criminals at all.
According to the Washington Times,
Federal prosecutors brought a total of 5,082 gun violation cases in 2013 recommended by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, compared with 6,791 during the last year of George W. Bush’s presidency in 2008, according to data obtained from the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys.
The 2013 totals represent a 42 percent decline from the record number of 8,752 prosecutions of ATF cases brought by the Justice Department in 2004 under Mr. Bush, according to the data.
Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, regarded as one of the premier researchers on federal prosecution performances and trends, analyzed the data at the request of The Washington Times.
U.S. attorneys have been slowing gun prosecutions even further, with 2,598 brought in the first seven months of this fiscal year. The pace of activity puts the Justice Department on track to prosecute the fewest ATF cases since 2000, well before the drug gang wars in Mexico sharply increased violence on both sides of the border.
If this isn’t proof that this administration is only interested in disarming law abiding Americans and NOT criminals, I don’t know what is.
Just pass some more laws that you won’t enforce. That will surely fix everything.